History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Settle, Benjamin Hale
Born 1947 in Olympia, WA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 9, 2007, to a seat vacated by Franklin D. Burgess. Confirmed by the Senate on June 28, 2007, and received commission on July 2, 2007.

Education:
Claremont McKenna College, B.A., 1969
Willamette University College of Law, J.D., 1972

Professional Career:
Private practice, Washington, 1972, 1976-2007
U.S. Army, JAG Corps, 1973-1976

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, November 15, 2006; no Senate vote

 

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